Standing open-ended intergovernmental working group
The standing open-ended intergovernmental working group on improving the governance and financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was established in 2009 by the Economic and Social Council in its decision 2009/251. Its terms of reference are contained in Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution 52/13 and Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice resolution 18/3. The Council adopted decision 2011/258, with which it renewed the mandate of the working group until the first half of 2013.
The working group deals with the consolidated budget of UNODC for the current biennium, evaluation and oversight, and other governance and financial matters, including the progress made by UNODC in implementing its regional and thematic programmes, as well as the elaboration of an updated mid-term strategy for the Office. It will hold a number of informal consultations and at least two formal meetings, one in the first quarter of 2012 and one in the first quarter of 2013.